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Two competitions aimed at helping local churches to support people in housing need – from advocacy and advice for vulnerable tenants to ‘micro-housing’ schemes on church land – are launched today by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community.
The housing crisis is being exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. Stephen Timms, MP for East Ham, told the Archbishop of Canterbury's Housing Commission about the issues his constituents are facing.
FEATURE / LifeSavers is an initiative of the Just Finance Foundation (JFF), whose founder and President is the Archbishop of Canterbury. Find out more about the scheme here.
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community is investigating how churches are responding to the housing crisis. Catherine Shelley is Vicar of St Edward the Confessor, Mottingham. She also happens to be a trained solicitor. When she came to St Ed’s in 2017, she soon found that her skills were badly needed by Mottingham’s community. Catherine is now offering pro-bono legal and benefits advice in sessions twice a week.
FEATURE / Hear Steve Burrows, who is part of the Wirral Debt Advice team, speak about how the team works alongside food banks in two churches in the Diocese of Chester.
We need to reimagine how we respond to homelessness. It’s key that this discussion is led by those with lived experience of homelessness, and that’s why it’s great to see that the Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptists, URC, Methodists and Church of Scotland are inviting them to the centre of their discussions.